Weekly Book Newsletter
9 July 2008

APA, ASA to defend parallel importation rules x

Following the shock announcement of a proposed review into Australia’s parallel importation legislation, as reported in a WBN special bulletin on Monday, the Australian Publishers... Read more

Campradt stands down as Borders MD x

John Campradt has resigned as managing director of Borders Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Campradt, who was appointed to the position in 2002 and has... Read more

Over 14,000 local books published in 2007: survey x

Australia is producing as many as 40% more local books each year than previous industry surveys have indicated, according to new analysis of 2007’s publishing... Read more

Lonely Planet to open concept store x

Lonely Planet will open its first ‘concept store’ at Sydney airport next year, the travel publisher has announced. Part of the airport’s $500 million redevelopment,... Read more

In brief x

Minimum wage impact ‘negligible’: ABAMonday’s minimum wage rise–a boost of $21 a week for low income earners–is unlikely to affect the book industry, according to... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: new CEO at Baker & Taylor good year for the German book... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich stays atop the Bestseller chart this week, with 4 Ingredients coming in second. Clive Cussler is on the high seas... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘What is "open" about Australian-published books not being able to be sold in the USA or the UK, but American, British or any other English-language... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Reed Gift Fairs Brisbane 12-15 July, Brisbane Bridging Communities Festival,... Read more

RiP Lyall Watson x

Watson’s niece, Katherine Lyall-Watson, writes: ‘It is with great sadness that I tell you of Lyall Watson’s passing. He died in Gympie Hospital, Australia, on... Read more

RiP Thomas M Disch x

Science fiction author, critic and poet Thomas M. Disch has died, he was 68. On Wings of Song and 334 were two of his best... Read more



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